Jean luc godard interview: Everything or nothing from NZZ

NZZ (swiss-german newspaper) on sunday nov 14 2010:
monsieur godard, next saturday, the academy of motion picture arts & sciences will award you an honorary oscar for lifetime achievement. what does this mean to you?

JLG (jean-luc godard): nothing. if the academy likes to do it, let them do it. but i think it’s strange. i asked myself: Which of my films have they seen? do they actually know my films? the award is called the governor’s award. does this mean that schwarzenegger gives me the award?

NZZ: where do you see yourself in the history of cinema?

JLG: next door.
– interviewed by christian jungen for NZZ by cdc